Monday, January 4, 2010

The Color Purple

Move over Oprah, you're not the only person with a passion for this gorgeous and regal color.  Purple can be used to create a passionate room, with deep shades of plum and aubergine.  Great for a library, dining room, or home theatre.  Lavender and lilac serve as soothing, young, and feminine colors, great for bedrooms and powder rooms.  You don't have to use a lot of it to get the feel either...a painted table, upholstered chair, toss pillows, or wall color will do the trick.

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These words are synonymous with purple or represent various shades of the color purple:

Violet, plum, lavender, lilac, puce, thistle, orchid, mauve, magenta, royal, amethyst, wine, pomegranate, eggplant, mulberry.  source

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Purple represents royalty, spirituality, nobility, ceremony, mystery, transformation, wisdom, enlightenment, cruelty, arrogance, mourning. Purple is considered an exotic color.

Purple dye was made from the mucous gland of a snail. It required thousands of snails to yield 1 gram of dye causing it to be a color only nobles could afford. Today purple is a trendy color targeting creative types.   source

1 comment:

  1. Really love the ikat chairs. And that lilac wall in the bathroom is stunning.

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